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Preparing Students in the 21 st Century
21 st Century Standards: Why are they different?
1996-2009: What has changed?
New and Emerging Technologies
Our students are digital Learners
Key Global Trends
Demographics are changing
Role of citizens has evolved and expanded
21 st Century Standards: How are they different?
Align with knowledge and skills needed in the digital age for post secondary opportunities and the workplace.
Focus on developing 21 st Century Literacies
* Access, evaluate and synthesize vast amounts of
*Apply knowledge and skills to personal, workplace or
*Create, collaborate, cooperate and collectively and
The Common Core Addressing the Global Achievement Gap
The gap between what even our best schools are
teaching and testing
The skills all students will need for careers, college and citizenship in the 21 st century
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Agility and Adaptability
Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
Effective oral and Written Communication
Accessing and Analyzing Data
Curiosity and Imagination
Learning progressions- core scientific principles
Is experienced as an active process where inquiry is central to learning
Thinking analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures and the environment affect issues across time and culture
Active Citizenship in the 21 st Century
Communication and use of digital tools to build communicative competence
International technology and technology education standards
Synthesize and create new knowledge
Understand global interdependencies and development of multiple perspectives,
21 st Century Life and Careers
Make informed life and career decisions
Make informed consumer and financial decisions
Inclusion of career and technical standards to foster integration of other content standards
What does it look like? Integrating Global Perspectives
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education : Determine the effect of accessibility and affordability of healthcare on family, community, and global health.
21 st Century Life and Careers: Compare and contrast how traditional and nontraditional occupational roles have changed or remained the same regionally, nationally and globally.
Mathematics: Use data generated by a mathematical model of a situation or event in the world to make and defend a decision.
Technology : Analyze the ethical impact of a product, system, or environment, worldwide, and report findings in a web-based publication that elicits further comment and analysis.
21 st Century Curriculum
How must curriculum be redesigned to meet the new standards?
Process of curriculum development
Professional development needed to integrate:
21 st century themes and skills
Project-based Learning approaches
Customization of learning
Phase 1 Awareness and Familiarization Phase 2 Critical Transformations Phase 3 Sustaining the Change
A blended model of professional development including online learning, 2.0 tools, virtual and face-to-face professional learning communities, and value-added on site training opportunities
Offered to all stakeholders in a systemic fashion
Planned and delivered country-wide in phases
METHODS OF DELIVERY
The modules can be supported by online learning in the following formats:
On Site learning and Professional Learning Communities
Professional Development Partnerships
Model schools and programs/Visitations
Online Courses Podcasts Webinars Social Networks Web site
Aligned with professional standards and student standards
Improve content and pedagogy
Individual and collaborative PD (in and across content areas and grade levels) to review student work, analyze classroom assessments and other achievement data, critique lesson plans, and solve instructional problems; and
Evaluation and analysis of professional development results in order to improve professional development
Transforming High Schools The single biggest predictor of post-high school success is the QUALITY AND INTENSITY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Many students—but especially low income and minority students—trapped in courses that don’t prepare them for much of anything.
Essential Elements of Transformed Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12) Personalization Learning and Teaching Leadership Policy Student-centered learning environment
Secondary Education Transformation Essential Elements
Transformed Teaching and Learning
Revised Standards and assessments
Graduation requirements are aligned to credit-bearing college courses for all students
Personalized Student Learning Plans
Building school’s capacity to create and sustain effective instructional programs in student-centered environments
Student Centered Learning Environment
Focusing on the personal and intellectual development of students ~ Learns in an intellectually challenging environment ~ Has access to personalized learning and to qualified, caring adults.
Honoring individual differences and committing to high expectations for all ~ Is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.
Supporting innovative thinking, reflection, exploration, and continuous professional learning
Creating a pervasive culture of respect and mutual help ~ Learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
Building a mutually influential relationship among the school, its families, and its community ~ Is connected to the school and broader community .
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Top of Class (2009)
Based on study of education and intergovernmental research and PISA data; identifies characteristics of excellence in schools and how students can achieve optimal performance
The world is indifferent to past expectations. Success in the 21 st century belongs to countries that are swift to adapt, slow to complain and open to change …
Definition of “top performance”:
The functional ability to extract knowledge and apply it to personal, social or global situations
Routine cognitive skills that can be digitized, automated or outsourced, are no longer sufficient to be successful in the global economy
Leading in a time of rapid change is significantly different from and more challenging than leading when conditions are stable.
Today, if you are not a visionary and if you are not creating change, you are not leading.
Furthermore, if you are truly leading, you are probably upsetting some people.
Those who think stability and tradition will protect them, are condemning their followers to a collision with future conditions .